2017 – April 3 Invasive Vegetation Management Plan

Crater Lake Invasive Vegetation Management Plan EA Available for Public Comment

Date: April 3, 2017
Contact: Jen Beck, (541)594-3072

Crater Lake National Park officials announced today the release of the Invasive Vegetation Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review. This plan will guide management of invasive vegetation at Crater Lake National Park (CRLA) for the next 15 – 20 years.  The plan’s proposed action represents the best approach to managing invasive vegetation in a proactive and effective manner that upholds both the protection of employee and visitor safety and the protection of natural and cultural resources. The proposed action would utilize an adaptive management framework to evaluate the most effective and appropriate control methods for each invasive plant species and utilize approved treatment methods while retaining emphasis on prevention, early detection and rapid response, control, effectiveness monitoring, outreach/education, and collaboration.

The National Park Service is seeking public input on the actions proposed in the Invasive Vegetation Management Plan Environmental Assessment. Comments about any aspect of the EA can be submitted during a 30-day public review period, from April 3 until May 3, 2017. Comments may be submitted online or sent by mail. The preferred method for receiving comments is via the Invasive Vegetation Management Plan project page on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at:

http://parkplanning.nps.gov/IVMP

Click on the “Open for Comment” link to comment.  Mailed comments should be sent to IVMP Environmental Assessment, c/o Jen Beck, Crater Lake National Park, P.O. Box 7, Crater Lake, Oregon 97604.

Please be aware that personally identifiable information submitted with comments may be made available to the public.

For more information, contact Park Botanist Jen Beck at jen_beck@nps.gov or 541-594-3072.

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